October 13, 2021-With all lockdowns and Social isolation of PandemicIn the past year and a half, people have a lot of time for themselves.Although some people may already use bread Baking or long walks, others may feel that they have too much time for themselves and too much time to think.

These experiences are accompanied by more Depression and anxiety, This can be linked to the same brain The network considered to support twists and turns is called the default mode network.

Scientists interested in this network want to understand how wandering thoughts cause some people to fall into a state of contemplation, in which the same negative thoughts recur. In order to gain insight into these patterns, they recorded more than 2,000 thoughts uttered aloud by 78 study participants who did nothing but let their thoughts linger for 10 minutes.

Senior Researcher Dr. Jessica Andrews-Hanna, Assistant Professor psychology At the University of Arizona in Tucson, she and her colleagues hope that analyzing these stream of consciousness ideas can provide insight into how people fall into a negative psychological vortex.

They found that most participants used words that were neither particularly negative nor particularly positive to think about the present or the future. Almost three-quarters of the thoughts are focused on this person or are imaginative.

Negative emotions breed negative emotions

But investigators found an interesting pattern of negative thoughts. The more negative a person’s thoughts are, the more likely their next thoughts are related to previous thoughts. In other words, negative thoughts produce a chain reaction of more negative thoughts.

In contrast, positive thoughts are often accompanied by completely unrelated contemplation, indicating true insanity. This model shows that negative emotions tend to narrow the range of thinking, while positive emotions tend to expand the range of thinking during thinking shifts.

The researchers also found that—perhaps not surprisingly—negative thoughts that focus on self and the past are more likely to lead to contemplation, while positive thoughts are less likely to appear.

It is important to note that most study participants are young and educated, and may only say what they are satisfied with what the researcher heard.And because the author did not ask the participants about their Feeling, The investigator cannot associate a specific thinking model with any Mental Health situation.

Although the survey results, Publish exist Scientific reports, Don’t order the solution yourself Frustrated or anxiety, They may provide a starting point for future research on how negative thought sequences begin—and how to derail them.


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